- Enable fair and equitable competition at all levels, for mildly, moderately and severely disabled sailors;
- In some formats, encourage crews of mixed disability, from mild to severe, to compete together and complement each other;
- Only measure functional limitations caused by physical disability;
- Not be affected by the sailing skills, training or talent of the participant.
The Classifications of the athletes which are valid for 2013-2016 can be found here
The Classification rules per class can be found in A 4.1, page 22 of the Para World Sailing Functional Classification System & Procedures Manual 2013-2016. You can the Manual here.